This week I'm thankful for family. My family. My family that includes both Dave's family and my family...since it's just all my family now. I'm thankful for having families that loves one another. Families that support one another. Families that laugh together. Families that enjoy spending time together.
This week has been a hard week for Dave's family (my family). Dave's grandma had a heart attack late last week. Monday Dave and I went to Rochester to see her. We both thought she looked good. Tired, yes. But happy to see us. Able to have a conversation. Able to get out of bed. But things have deteriorated since then. She's now receiving hospice care.
It's never easy to see someone you love dying. Even though this time is difficult, I can still find reason to be thankful. I'm thankful that Grandma Louise has been surrounded by her family this week. That lots and lots of prayers are being said for her. I'm grateful that I've had the chance to get to know the woman that Dave call Grandma. I'm thankful that I've got to taste the delicious rolls she bakes...and her cookies too. I'm thankful that she's always been happy to see me. I'm thankful for the time Otis woke up her up by sneaking into her room and licking her face when we slept over at her house with us. I'm thankful that she got to be at our wedding. I'm grateful she was able to say, "I love you," during our last visit. I'm thankful for witnessing her faith and love for God. I'm thankful that she's had the chance to see what a wonderful man and husband her grandson has become.
She's still her. She hasn't passed yet. But even when her time comes, she'll always be remembered and loved. And I know she'll always be watching over us....right up there with my grandma.